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- I visited the Rukavishnikov Mansion on a beautiful sunny spring day. It is situated on a high bank of the Volga River. I took a guided tour. That is when you put on shoe covers and follow a guide telling you a story about each room. It is an interesting chance to see how the rich had lived before the Revolution. You cannot take photos in most of the rooms, however you can in the most spacious Ball-room.Written 8 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We are from Belarus. Found this place via Internet with very excellent reviews. GalileoPark is located on the 3rd floor of Indigo mall which is not difficult to reach.
The place is full of enginering devices, exgibits and unusual rooms. We spent there two hours and felt special experience. Trully entertaining.
Must see if you are in Nizhny.Written 28 May 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A great place to get familiar with various stuff people had been using in 20th century. Most amazing is that you can touch and play with most of the presented itemsWritten 4 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- There are many nice russian steam locomotives. For tech fans, it is excelent place to visit. You can study how the steam locomotive works and how are they constructed. Museum is outdoor, so visit it in sunny day. You are not allowed to go inside locomotives.
Apart locomotives, there are also some vagons and railway equipment. You can take nice pictures in morning, when there is few people.
Free entry, free foto. You can go there by train, station Sortirovochnyy and then 5 minutes walk.Written 30 June 2019
- Awesome paintings! Amazing effort and passion. Definitely worth seeing and looking for) the gallery moved to Bolshaya Pokrovskaya 2Written 21 April 2016
- We dropped in to the gallery during a visit to Nizhny Novgorod on spec and were very impressed. It houses a good range of original paintings by Russian artists over the ages. It is classified as the 3rd most important gallery in Russia because of the volume and importance of the works held there (after Tretikov and Hermitage). It is not well signposted, so ask where to find it.Written 24 June 2019
- The region of Nizhny Novgorod is rich in folk craft. Here you will find not only famous matreshki and khokhloma paintings but also learn more about woodcarving art applied in facade decoration. There are many curious things in the museum: the biggest and the smallest check locks, the knives of original design (the smallest one is 1 mm!) et al. The museum is on the 4th floor of the modern building in which the souvenir shop is on the first floor. The entrance is on the right around the corner of the building. Unfortunately no English descriptions near the exhibit items are given.Written 5 November 2018
- Well, even if you got no idea of who Maxim Gorky was and why the city was bearing his name for quite a while under the soviets, it`s still worth visiting especially with children or teens, to see how people actually lived in this area somewhere in early 19th century, it`s a wooden house of Max Gorky grandad, an owner of a dye house which was the their family business at that time, a modest if not poor wooden house with well-preserved interior will tell you things you can`t really grasp from books, since you need a picture - life was hard, and there you see how hard it was, which makes us understand why a little boy Maxim, grown in this kind of environment had such a passion for books, education and social changes later in lifeWritten 15 March 2016
- I like visiting this museum during the winter and autumn times since I can find some new ideas and inspiration from the printed photos, while it's hardly inspirational outside at that time of the yearWritten 18 June 2018
- I guess that`s a nice cosy option for art lovers, not too big, but still interesting as a local European art collection here in Nizhny, with quite a few interesting things to see. Local guide is also available, at least they say Saturdays and Sundays, otherwise it`s fine for independent visitors.Written 21 May 2016
- This is one of the places Gorky lived when he lived in Nizhny Novgorod. Each room had plenty of information, even in English.Written 16 February 2020
- Easy to go from train station to dowtwn area , by Metro
Option is taking UBER as taxi drivers don’t speak English and over-tax the trip
The central street is a very pleasant place to go , walking from Gorki statue-square to the city Kremlin
This is a place to don’t miss ; historical and with a nice view of the rivers
The IBIS hotel is a very good option at walking distance from the dowtwn final Metro Station ; very nice standardWritten 18 June 2018
- If you're going as far East into Russia as Nizhny Novgorod, you better speak Russian! This museum was exactly as promised, a multi-media history of the nation of Russia. The first half covers the origin of the slavic people through the empire, while the second covers the revolution through post-Cold War reform. Very impressed by the quality and quantity of exhibits, as well as the friendly staff.Written 8 June 2021
- A nice place to hang around, sometimes with very interesting exhibitions and young and welcoming staff to attend you. Really worth a visit.Written 30 August 2017
- The museum is situated in the tram depot. All the cars are under the sky. You can see the history of trams and trolleybuses in Nizhny Novgorod. Also, You will see the unique RVZ-7 tram. You are able to get in the trams and to see it inside, to see the driver's cabin.Written 21 January 2014
Frequently Asked Questions about Nizhny Novgorod
- These are the best places for kid-friendly museums in Nizhny Novgorod:
- Galileo Park
- Museum of Old Equipment and Tools
- Gorkovskiy Museume of Locomotives
- Museum of History of Art Crafts of The Nizhny Novgorod Region
- Kashirin House (Maxim Gorky Childhood Museum)